New and improved event includes separate point-to-point races and distances for various ages, personalized bibs with child’s name for all pre-registered “dashers” and a special award for all participants.
The race has three distances:
200 meters for ages 5+
100 meters for ages 4
20 meters for ages 3 and under
New at the race this year is FREE race photography! Chad Marek of Endurance Photo Chad will be providing us with top quality race photos with easy downloads after the race - no hassle and best of all, free to download.
Hooray! The Race That's Good For Life was voted as the Chicago Area Runners Association race of the year for 2013! "The Race of the Year Award is given to a local event that adheres to all CARA Best Practice Guidelines and exemplifies excellent in all facets of a road race."
We're striving to win again for 2014 so register and come see how we're making a great race even better!
Once again The Race That's GOOD For LIFE is excited to be donating its proceeds to the Collaboration for Early Childhood charity. After the 2013 race we were proud to donate $9,500 to the Collaboration for Early Childhood. Can we top this amount in 2014?
The focus of Collaboration for Early Childhood is to provide support for learning and development for Oak Park’s pre-kindergarten children. Research has shown that shown that high-quality early learning environments coupled with support for at-risk families lead to: Lower rates of participation in special education, lower rates of involvement with the criminal justice system, higher rates of high school graduation and higher incomes and rates of home ownership.
We are pleased to be able to link Oak Park’s premier race event with this effort to help Oak Park’s youngest residents.